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Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum

639 Terrace Street

In 1789 Squire Samuel Lord, already an early pioneer to the northwestern Pennsylvania wilderness, received 403 acres of land in what was then part of Allegheny-County as payment for his services in the Continental army. Lord built a rough-hewn log cabin on the southwest comer of his new acreage: this cabin stood on a ridge of land overlooking the main branch of French Creek, which at the time flowed just below the terrace bluff. It also faced the Venango Indian trail, the same one which a young George Washington had followed on his way to Fort LeBouef in 1753. Lord's original acreage, which he tilled Mount Hope, ran from French Creek eastward to the original boundary of Greendale Cemetery.


Marsha Miller

Monday, July 2, 2018
I was in awe of this place. It has a lot of great history. They are restoring it back to older times, and doing a great job of it. You step back in time when walk through the doors. Well worth a visit if you find yourself in Meadville. FYI- Hang on to the little kids. Most of the contents are hands off.

Karla Rachelle Moore

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The house is beautiful sporting original architecture and state-of-the-art (for the time) updates, such as, built in gas lighting and indoor heating and cooling. The property has its own water house as well as an antique doctor's office. My favorite is the balcony the wraps around the entire house, what a view! Don't miss it! The ladies who keep it running are so knowledgeable, they can tell you about every room and it's original furniture and art which you will find still in place throughout the manor.

Sharon Shellito

Friday, May 18, 2018
Attended a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater here that was quite good.

Erin McHale

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
The house is beautiful and well-kept, and the tour was very informative and interesting. It was awesome; definitely worth visiting, whether you want to learn about architecture, general history, the families who owned the house, or clothing trends!

Melissa Martin

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
I've been to the museum for a historic house walking tour and also their Halloween haunted house fundraiser. I loved both events and learned a lot about the Meadville area by visiting. I will be back!

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